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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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L2 NCFE Counselling Skills Level 2 | Certificate in Counselling Skills

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Our Level 2 Online Counselling qualification is aimed at learners who would like to develop the knowledge and to explore the skills needed to provide help and support appropriately. It will be a useful for those who have an interest in counselling however this course does not qualify you to be a counsellor. The qualification could support in widening learners work role or learners who wish to study this to complement other programmes (e.g health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work)

The qualification covers the following;

Introduction to counselling skills theories
In this unit learners will be introduced to the key elements of the main theoretical
approaches to counselling.

Using counselling skills
In this unit learners will have an opportunity to identify and practice a range of skills used when participating in a counselling skills interaction.

Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
In this unit, learners will be introduced to the concepts of diversity and ethics and their importance in the use of counselling skills.

Counselling skills and personal development
In this unit learners will have an opportunity to reflect on their personal and future development and identify potential sources of support.

How will I learn?

This distance learning course gives you a flexible approach to study and is provided on an online platform. You will attend an online induction, where you meet your tutor who is available to support you and give assignment feedback to help you achieve your qualification.

Assessment are carried out in the following formats:

  • Work books
  • Assignments
  • Video assessment of a helping conversation 

Online courses enable you to set your own learning pace with the added flexibility of working to your own schedule. No classroom attendance is required, giving you full control of your learning whilst still having access to our experienced teaching and learning staff as required.

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Entry Requirements

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above. There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification.

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    Get more from your online courses, let us help you succeed with bespoke packages led by our dedicated online support team:

    • Occupational specialists and tutors just a click away to support you
    • Expert digital team on hand to resolve IT issues
    • Access to free online community for those suffering with adveres mental health, 24 hours a day
    • Enjoy incredible discounts while you study with your NUS/Totum student card

    New to online learning? Require additional support? Let us help you with each step you take.

    For more information about this course please email [email protected].

    Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

    If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

    For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

    This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

    Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this within settings/options. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions on how to make emails as safe.

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    Course fees explained

    The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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